Being is a scary state of existence. It is a challenge to experience acceptance.
Acceptance is a hard pill to swallow. Resistance is more common, but damaging. Why is it damaging? Because it leads us to suffering, tension, and self-deception. Resistance creates hatred, anger, and conflict.
Resistance is manifested when we judge and discriminate. It also happens when we avoid, ignore, and ridicule. Resistance also takes place when we pray and wish for a convenient circumstance.
But simply being and surrendering to what is, leads to peace and joy. It is not easy. That is why I also call it the “narrow path” and our “salvation.”
It is equal to denying the self. It is the same as living in the moment. It is also being one with the universe.
Being is wanting what we already have, which leads to joy. It is not convenient. It does not indulge. It is far from satisfying our desires. It is rather peace and joy.
So when I am hungry, I will embrace it. When I feel discomfort, I will observe it. When loved ones are lost, I will nourish the memories. When I see unfairness and abuse, I will acknowledge its pain and suffer with the victim. Almost as if I am turning the other cheek.
When others judge me and criticize me, I will accept it, learn from it, and prevent from doing the same to others. When others show contempt and hatred towards me, I will remain calm and wish them well. The same as loving my enemies.
It is not natural or pleasant. But it brings peace and joy.
So I challenge you. I plead you. Don’t resist life’s uncomfortable circumstances. Don’t judge or criticize. Accept and observe.
Let’s just Be.